Severe Thunderstorm Warning  Statement as of 4:28 PM CDT on April 24, 2014

... A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for Audrain...
Osage... Montgomery... Gasconade... east central Cole and Callaway
counties until 445 PM CDT...

At 425 PM CDT... severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from 6 miles southwest of Santa Fe to 6 miles southeast of
Auxvasse to Chamois to Freeburg... and moving northeast at 40 mph.

Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts.

Source... law enforcement. Large trees were reported down in Fulton.

Impact... expect damage to roofs... siding and trees.

Locations impacted include...
Wellsville... Montgomery City... Hermann... Owensville... Williamsburg...
Shamrock... Bland... Martinsburg... Laddonia... Mineola... Mount
Sterling... Farber... Big Spring... New Florence... Swiss... Drake...
Portland... Benton City... Rush Hill and Morrison.

This warning includes Clarks Hill/Norton historic site... deutschheim
historic site and Graham Cave State Park.

This warning also includes...
Interstate 70 in Missouri from exit 144 to exit 175.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This is a dangerous situation. These storms are producing widespread
wind damage across Callaway County. Seek shelter now inside a sturdy
structure and stay away from windows.

Lat... Lon 3881 9207 3927 9211 3932 9152 3891 9141
      3828 9143 3831 9211
time... Mot... loc 2127z 238deg 34kt 3930 9187 3899 9178
          3868 9175 3835 9185

Hail... <.75in
wind... 60mph


 Severe Thunderstorm Watch  Statement as of 4:24 PM CDT on April 24, 2014

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 89 remains in effect until 1000 PM CDT

. Missouri counties included are

Barry Barton Benton
Boone Callaway Camden
Cedar Christian Cole
Crawford Dade Dallas
Dent Douglas Gasconade
Greene Hickory Howell
Jasper Laclede Lawrence
McDonald Maries Miller
Moniteau Montgomery Morgan
Newton Osage Ozark
Phelps Polk Pulaski
St. Clair stone Taney
Texas Webster Wright

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 2:23 PM CDT on April 24, 2014

... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National
Weather Service. In the interest of public safety, the
following safety rules are provided. Public and commercial
broadcast stations serving the affected area are asked to
broadcast these safety measures frequently while the watch is
in effect.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for
the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the
watch area. If you are in the watch area, keep up to date of
the latest weather information. These storms can develop
rapidly so there may be occasions when advance warning is not

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has
been observed or indicated on radar. If you are in the path
or near the storm, take immediate actions to protect life and
property. Follow these safety rules:

(1) in open country, you should seek shelter and avoid trees
which can be targets for lightning. If there is no shelter,
go to a ditch or culvert but beware of rising water which can
cause flooding.

(2) when indoors, stay away from outside walls and windows
and go to an interior room on the lowest level. Avoid using
electrical appliances while the storm is nearby.

(3) in Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe

(4) if swimming or on a boat, you should get to shore as
quickly as possible and find shelter.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains one inch
or larger diameter size hail and/or wind gusts of 58 miles an
hour or greater. A severe thunderstorm can also produce deadly
lightning and very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

Remember, with any severe thunderstorm there is always the
possibility of tornadoes.

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